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The Nintendo Switch edition of Among Us is a port on the Nintendo Switch. It was released on December 15, 2020, and was ported by PlayEveryWare. The online functionality requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership and a Nintendo Account. It supports the Nintendo Switch's TV, tabletop, and handheld modes.

It was awarded as the Best Multiplayer Game of 2020 by The Game Awards.[1]

Development and Release

The Nintendo Switch edition was initially announced on the Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase on December 15, 2020, and was released on the same day.[2]

Controls

Button Action
Nintendo Switch button X.png
Nintendo Switch button Y.png
Nintendo Switch button A.png
  • Use
  • Select menu options
  • Enables input from the gyroscope or analog sticks in certain tasks
Nintendo Switch button B.png
  • Cancel
Nintendo Switch analog left.png
  • Move character
  • Input, used in some tasks
  • Navigate menus
  • Used to move the Cursor
Nintendo Switch analog right.png
  • Input, used in some tasks
  • Navigate UI (Sabotage menu)
Nintendo Switch trigger ZL.png
Nintendo Switch trigger ZR.png
  • Trigger, used in some tasks
  • Toggle kick menu, works as a ghost
  • Use Role ability
Nintendo Switch trigger L.png
Nintendo Switch trigger R.png
  • Toggle chat
  • Trigger, used in some tasks
  • Vent
Nintendo Switch top button plus.png
Nintendo Switch top button minus.png
  • Opens Crewmates List
Gyroscope
  • Used in some tasks
  • Used to move the Cursor
Nintendo Switch cursor.png
  • A scrapped early rendition of touch controls or button-based control for tasks
  • Exists in the How to Play section as a visual aid

Version History

  • 2020.12.5
  • 2020.12.6
  • 2020.12.7
  • 2020.12.8
  • 2020.12.9
  • 2021.2.21n
  • 2021.3.7n
  • 2021.3.13n
  • 2021.4.2n
  • 2021.6.15n
  • 2021.6.30n
  • 2021.11.9n
  • ...[needs testing]
  • 2022.1.28.1n

Trivia

  • Due to hardware limitations, local play on the Nintendo Switch edition is limited to 8 players.
  • When Among Us was first released to the Nintendo Switch, The Airship was accidentally released and players could play the map early. Players were also able to select the 13 hats included in the Airship Bundle. However, this was later fixed.
  • When skins were initially added to the Nintendo Switch, players were once again able to select the 13 hats included in the Airship Bundle. They were also able to select the 3 skins included in the bundle. This was patched shortly after.
  • For the first 4 updates after launch, updates were named by increasing the number at the end of the version by one, not by listing the submission date.
  • From 7/21 10 AM PT—7/27, 11:59 PM PT, the full version of Among Us was available for Nintendo Switch Online members to try.[3]
  • Prior to version 2021.11.9n, the shop was unavailable on the Nintendo Switch edition. Because of this, the cosmetics that were available for purchase on the PC and mobile editions could not be bought and were thus unavailable on the Nintendo Switch edition.

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